Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Social Work

Five years full-time / Ten years part-time

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work is a professional qualification that is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). It satisfies all of the academic requirements necessary for professional recognition as a social worker. Our program offers you the opportunity to combine this professional qualification with majors offered through the Bachelor of Arts degree. You can undertake studies in areas that complement the Bachelor of Social Work, such as sociology and social policy, gender studies or philosophy.

Our combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work program teaches relevant skills and knowledge to people who are interested in becoming social, youth, health, welfare or community workers, or working in residential care, administration, research, policy development or counselling.

You will be required to undertake integrated studies in social sciences, social policy and social work theory and practice. This degree has a strong emphasis on Australian and comparative social welfare studies. In years four and five, you will undertake the professional social work program, which includes fieldwork supervised by highly skilled and experienced practitioners in a variety of settings. These placements are an essential part of the course.

Our Social Work graduates are highly sought after in such fields as housing, health, social security, aged care, family welfare, programs for people with disabilities and services for migrant communities.

SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2

FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORK STUDIES

FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORK STUDIES
TABLE A MAJOR JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A
JUNIOR UNIT
KOCR2600 INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA AN INTRODUCTION TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A
MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
SCWK2004 PSYCHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL WORK 201 SCWK2005 PSYCHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL WORK 202 TABLE A
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
SCLG1001 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 1 SCLG1002 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2 SCPL2601 AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL POLICY SCLG2602 SOCIAL INQUIRY RESARCH METHODS TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 48 CREDITS 48 CREDITS
Each box represents one 6 credit point unit of study. This diagram is a sample structure only, and is based on a standard full-time progression over 5 years.

Core units of study and semester offerings are subject to change.